Clients know that Avani is available, not just for big-picture planning, but also for practical help with all kinds of financial transactions, big and small. Avani is not only focused on clients, but also on the Francis Financial team. She passionately encourages the team to continually learn and grow on a professional and personal level. Avani recently received The Smart CEO Executive Management Award celebrating her leadership.
Professionally: Avani has seventeen years of experience in the financial industry and her expertise is recognized nation-wide. She is the Director of the National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP) Manhattan Chapter and is quoted extensively in media outlets such as CNBC, Wall Street Journal and Investment News, to name a few.
Avani holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA with a specialization in finance from one of India’s top 10 business schools. She holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) designations. She started her career in strategy consulting, providing technology solutions to large companies. After six years of advising the C-suite, Avani found her way back to her first love, finance. She completed her financial planning educational certification from the College of Financial Planning, in Denver.
Personally: Avani grew up in India. As a child she dreamed of putting on a business suit and “playing” with numbers and jigsaw puzzles every day. She is happy to report that the dream came true! Avani works with exceptional clients who come with all the financial pieces of their life to sort through. She fits them all together to create a beautiful financial mosaic.
Avani is also a loving mom and wife who enjoys teaching kids about money. She frequently experiments on her two daughters and creates lessons based on the success of her experiments. Avani enjoys traveling to the south of France, hiking and eating anything spicy and vegetarian from around the world.
Favorite quote: “Every problem has a gift for you in its hand, we seek problems because we need their gifts.”